The flow of life vs. where am I?

When we ask someone how he or she is doing an answer that is often given is “I am going with the flow. ”

What we often don’t realize is that it is a more powerful sentence then we think. Nowadays, there is a huge tendency to control everything. Control the way we feel, control the money we spent, control ourselves, other people and life events.

How far did that get us when thinking about it. Not as far as we wanted to. Let’s dive first into why we want to control ourselves and the currents in our life.

Controlling life vs. flow

Can you control yourself? …. Yes, you can….. will it make you happy? … Probably not. But is a certain amount of control necessary? Yes it is. But I prefer the word guidance.

The perfect sentence would then be “I am guiding myself with the flow of life.” Letting go of oneself is good but in a way of guidance that comes naturally to you and which feels good from within your whole being.

“I am guiding myself with the flow of life”

For example eating unhealthy may be something you enjoy for the moment. But your own feeling and/ or guidance tells you that it doesn’t feel good with it.

The more you listen to your guidance or in other words your intuition, the closer you are to your flow of life. And yes, that is where we want to be isn’t it!?

“At the certain point you may think, many people live in the flow of life, but where am I in this flow?”

If you think about it, it doesn’t really have a beginning or an ending. Instead it is a way of living, a way of least resistance. Don’t think but feel what is right for you. There is no one else who can tell you what is the best way of living for you, only you know.

Why do we want to control other people to do what we want? This makes no sense, because you probably won’t take the same from other people either. Let everyone in their own flow of life and in their own beautiful waves of guidance.

Each and every person has its own ideas, creations and realities. We can only announce our own wishes to the other person, but controlling never ends in a good situation. Meeting each others streams in the flow of life seems like a comfortable option.

Life will take you where you need to be and will show you who you need to meet. Your beautiful destiny will flow your way.

So what steps can you take in order to flow through life:

1. Let go of control

The future is still the future and will never be the present.

2. Inner guidance

Listen to your inner guidance and flow with the guidance of life

3. Let go

If it is hard to let go. Write down the things that you desire to happen in the (near) future.
Fold the paper and put it away. Leave the control with the paper and let destiny happen and you
might obtain the things that you wrote on that particular paper.

4. Like-minded people

Hang out with like-minded people who go with the flow. Inspirational flowing people. This doesn’t mean
lazy, because still you can be very active and fast while going with the flow.

5. Be in nature

Take a look at nature, both plants and animals. It all has flow and it is happening as it is. At the same time all the plants and animals are growing and everything happens as it is supposed to be.

Conclusion with flow

Let go of control of what should be and allow your life to flow. Do not let yourself be trapped in a situation where you wish something would happen and you miss what is actually happening around you.

Be happy and understand that you can live the life you want to. However, do you have your eyes open to it?

Wish you all the love,

The Mindful Magazine 

14 thoughts on “The flow of life vs. where am I?

  1. […] Often we are in cycles of life. People come and go, and we have to understand that everyone that comes into our lives has a purpose. They are all mirrors of ourselves, this might be a mirror that we like or that we do not like. Relationships of all sorts are here to teach you something about yourself. When you have learned your lessons about this particular relationship, the universe will separate you and it will flow naturally. […]

  2. Controlling life vs. flow? To completely know the flow state and to be, is a duality of both in a harmonious state! By this may an example would articulate it more clearer. In a canoe on a swift river flowing with the current, but at the same time in the moment steering your intentions with the paddle but allowing the flow of life to assist you down the river of life! Where as paddling against the river of life is harder, tiresome and takes more energy but still leads you to your intention!

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